Getty Museum review targets its antiquities collection

19 Jan 2013 2:59 PM | Anonymous

Getty Museum review targets its antiquities collection

Records show that more problems are likely to be revealed as the Getty attempts to verify the origins of its ancient art in the aftermath of an antiquities scandal.

By Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times

In the wake of a scandal over its acquisition of looted antiquities, the J. Paul Getty Museum is trying to verify the ownership histories of 45,000 antiquities and publish the results in the museum's online collections database.

The study, part of the museum's efforts to be more transparent about the origins of ancient art in its collection, began last summer, said Getty spokesman Ron Hartwig.

"In this effort, and in all our work, when we identify objects that warrant further discussion and research, we conduct the necessary research to determine whether an item should be returned," Hartwig said in a statement to The Times.

 

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-getty-ambers-20130119,0,5131483,print.story

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